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Old 08-31-2006, 10:37 PM   #1
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diesel turbo differences

what are the differences between diesel turbos and regular turbos? can i run a diesel turbo in a regular car?
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:06 PM   #2
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Different "trim", usually a higher wastegate setpoint (eg 15 psig). Because a diesal produces less exhaust mass flow and the turbine needs to provide more torque for a given engine displacement than a petrol one, you should tend to ballpark a suitable recipient petrol engine at about 66% displacement of the donor diesel.

Of course if doing the maths then A/R, trim, etc will be specific to your engine.

I have succesfully used diesal turbo's on petrol engines and prefer the higher wastegate setpoint to give me less throttling range for closer pressure regulation in the twenties.
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Old 09-01-2006, 01:22 AM   #3
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i know you said 66% but if I stuck a 5.7 liter TD turbo on a 2.4 L galant do you think we would have meltdown?
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Old 09-01-2006, 03:21 AM   #4
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You got a map of the turbo? I doubt the turbo will melt as your exhaust shouldn't be getting any higher than 900C with correct fueling. Unless the turbo has been running on half a bank, then it is probably going to be too big and laggy.
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Old 09-02-2006, 09:26 PM   #5
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i guess i should probably drop drop the diesel turbo idea and just pull a small one off a LeBaron.
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Old 09-11-2009, 02:57 PM   #6
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Pro Ceed

So can you put a turbo from a 1.6l crdi pro ceed into a 1.6l petrol pro ceed??
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:33 PM   #7
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So can you put a turbo from a 1.6l crdi pro ceed into a 1.6l petrol pro ceed??
Why would you want to? And probably not, no.
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Old 12-13-2009, 12:13 AM   #8
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Under normal circumstances, no, there is no difference between a diesel turbo or a "regular" turbo. They're both turbos. They're both built specifically for specific applications. The materials and mechanics are the same.
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